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Ariana Donley

Social Media Manager
Government Social Media LLC

Ariana Donley is Government Social Media’s resident social media expert who coordinates, trains and hosts on all things related to social strategy and public engagement.

She joined Government Social Media in 2021 as a Web and Social Media Specialist and has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and minor in Human Rights from Southern Methodist University.

Ariana worked for TV news stations in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama, applying her multimedia journalism skills in crime and courts reporting as well as anchoring. She initially served the Birmingham Police Department as a Crime Prevention Officer and later as the department’s first Public Relations Manager. 

She is passionate about Government Social Media’s mission to provide help and resources to government social media communicators and enjoys the positive and supportive team work environment. She also enjoys hosting and moderating webinars periodically to help GSM members get answers to their questions and was honored to serve as emcee during the 2022 Government Social Media Conference in Dallas, Texas.

During time off, you will find Ariana playing with her three young children, working on a DIY home improvement project with her husband, reading a good book or enjoying the great outdoors with her favorite canine companion.